It is with great pleasure that we announce the inclusion of our journal in Pubmed Central (PMC). Microbial Cell has passed a thorough evaluation and, since the beginning of April 2017, all articles (also retrospectively starting from the first issue) are archived and searchable through PMC and PubMed. With this coverage, papers published in Microbial Cell will be more visible and reach more readers. In fact, the article retrieval statistics in these first weeks in PMC/Pubmed reveal that journal views have risen over 500% to reach more than 500 unique visitors and around 800 downloads/reads per day.
This great achievement would not have been possible without the work of our editors, the high quality submissions of all our authors, and the commited help of all referees involved during the past 3.5 years. To all of them, we send out a big thank you. Having reached this milestone, which was a central aim since launching Microbial Cell, the next step in establishing the journal will be to pursue a high impact factor. Thus, we ask you to further continue supporting Microbial Cell as readers, reviewers, editors, and authors to further accompany us in this endeavor.